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The Resource The innovators : how a group of hackers, geniuses, and geeks created the digital revolution, Walter Isaacson

The innovators : how a group of hackers, geniuses, and geeks created the digital revolution, Walter Isaacson

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The innovators : how a group of hackers, geniuses, and geeks created the digital revolution
Title
The innovators
Title remainder
how a group of hackers, geniuses, and geeks created the digital revolution
Statement of responsibility
Walter Isaacson
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Innovators is Walter Isaacson's revealing story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. It is also a history of the digital revolution and a guide to how innovation really happens. What were the talents that allowed certain inventors and entrepreneurs to turn their visionary ideas into disruptive realities? What led to their creative leaps? Why did some succeed and others fail? Isaacson begins with Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's daughter, who pioneered computer programming in the 1840s. He explores the fascinating personalities that created our current digital revolution, such as Vannevar Bush, Alan Turing, John von Neumann, J.C.R. Licklider, Doug Engelbart, Robert Noyce, Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, Tim Berners-Lee, and Larry Page. This is the story of how their minds worked and what made them so inventive. It's also a narrative of how their ability to collaborate and master the art of teamwork made them even more creative. For an era that seeks to foster innovation, creativity, and teamwork, The Innovators shows how they happen.--
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Summary
A revelatory history of the people who created the computer and the internet discusses the process through which innovation happens in the modern world, citing the pivotal contributions of such figures as programming pioneer Ada Lovelace
Writing style
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2014.
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(Source of description not identified)
Biography type
collective biography
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10340183
Cataloging source
DLC
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Isaacson, Walter
Dewey number
004
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print nonfiction
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  • Lovelace, Ada King
  • Babbage, Charles
  • Bush, Vannevar
  • Eckert, J. Presper
  • Licklider, J. C. R
  • Mauchly, John W.
  • Noyce, Robert N.
  • Roberts, L. G.
  • Shockley, William
  • Taylor, R. W.
  • Von Neumann, John
  • Bell Telephone Laboratories
  • Computer scientists
  • Computer science
  • Internet
  • Creative ability in technology
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / History
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
how a group of inventors, hackers, geniuses, and geeks created the digital revolution
Label
The innovators : how a group of hackers, geniuses, and geeks created the digital revolution, Walter Isaacson
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Unabridged
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 843-946)
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Ada, Countess of Lovelace -- The computer -- Programming -- The transistor -- The microchip -- Video games -- The Internet -- The personal computer -- Software -- Online -- The Web -- Ada forever
Control code
ocn889738773
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
957 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410474971
Lccn
2014035426
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)889738773
Label
The innovators : how a group of hackers, geniuses, and geeks created the digital revolution, Walter Isaacson
Publication
Copyright
Note
Unabridged
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 843-946)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ada, Countess of Lovelace -- The computer -- Programming -- The transistor -- The microchip -- Video games -- The Internet -- The personal computer -- Software -- Online -- The Web -- Ada forever
Control code
ocn889738773
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
957 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410474971
Lccn
2014035426
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)889738773

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